David’s Tea Indian Summer

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: fruity potpourri?
Ingredients: apple, white Bai Mu Dan, carrot, lemongrass, hibiscus, blackberry leaves, acerola cherries, fig, pumpkin, watermelon, peony petals, artificial flavouring
Steep time: 7 minutes
Water Temperature: 205 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: deep red

This tea is part of the fall teas collection from David’s Tea. At first I thought that the name was strange but Indian summer is a term for a period of unusually warm, dry weather occurring in late autumn. This blend was visually interesting as well. The fruit pieces are large and chunky, bringing to mind a bowl of potpourri. I have never seen whole dried cherries used in a tea before. I had a bit of a hard time getting this into the Breville’s infuser basket but I had a lazy moment and stuffed in there anyway. From the deep red color to the sweet and tart taste, I was reminded more of fruit punch than tea. Apple, cherry and lemon were the dominant flavors. I was barely able to detect the white tea underneath all of that fruit. While this may not be everyone’s cup of tea it was pretty tasty. It would be a great tea to keep around the house for children since it is sweet and low in caffeine.

You can find out more about this tea here.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.